Gender Essence Support Services have put together a series of links to related sites that may be useful to clients.



The Police Service define a transphobic incident to be any incident which is perceived to be transphobic by the victim or any other person. Report any hate crime to the PSNI as soon as it is safe to do so or by clicking this link.



Equality Commission

The Equality Commission is an independent public body which oersees equalitty and discrimination law in Northern Ireland.



The Gender Trust

At the Gender Trust we seek to improve the quality of life of trans people and their families by supporting them and working with anyone who is affected by gender identity issues, and our vision is that everyone will accept and support the right of trans people to be valued members of society.



The Belfast Butterfly Club

The Belfast Butterfly Club is a support network for transgendered people and their families. By providing education and information, we seek to increase awareness, overcome discrimination and achieve equality




British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The main professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the United Kingdom.



The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project provide an advocacy service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, this has been set up in partnership with the PSNI, the Belfast City Council and the Housing Executive, in order to improve services and feed back issues from the LGB and Trans communities.




SAIL stands for: Support, Acceptance, Information and learning. SAIL is a voluntary support group for family, friends, carers and individuals living with gender issues.




Here formerly known as LASI has a community space for lesbian and bisexual women that are free to use.



Transgender Awareness Wales

Transgender Awareness Wales is dedicated to raising awareness to transgender issues in Wales, to assist in improving services that transgender people rely on and challenging the barriers that exist in accessing these services.

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